|Bracha Weingrod 23nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Bracha Weingrod grew up in Winnipeg, Canada surrounded by Yiddish and the many Yiddish communities that made Winnipeg the city it was. She was trained as a Yiddish teacher by the Workmen's Circle. She was a part of Young Judea and was an activist for Israel, which is how she met her husband. After the 1973 war, they moved their family to Israel where she worked in education, specifically for the Dyslexic...
Keywords: Yiddish Press; Immigration; Israel; Childhood; Career and Professional Life; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Translation; Yiddish Cook Book; Yiddish Cooking; Family Traditions; Jewish Communities of Winnipeg Canada; Food and Culinary Traditions; Roots/Heritage; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|Florence Schumacher 16july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
Florence talks of growing up in Winnepeg, Manitoba in Canada to immigrant parents. Her father arrived in Canada from what was then Rumania, present day Maldova, as a Yeshiva bocher, in 1927. He spent one year working as an itinerant Hebrew teacher in the southern farming communities of Manitoba. After he moved to the city (Winnepeg), he was very involved in the socialist/communist movement and especially union organizing...
Keywords: Winnipeg; communism; garment industry; grocery story; communist education; father; disillusionment; parental tension; dual education; feeling like an outsider; jewish involvement; jewish identity; old country; rediscovering relatives; world war two; Holocaust; gender egalitarian relationship; Steinberg humor; college; escaping jewish background; returning to jewish culture; humanist temple; raising children; foundation of Israel; Yiddish today; antisemitism; Boston area; Massachusetts
|Sara Israel 29Jun2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)|
Sara Israel was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on June 29, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sara Israel is a 2011-2012 Yiddish Book Center Fellow, and she was also a 2009 Steiner Summer Program student. Sara's family on both sides came from Eastern Europe to Winnipeg, Canada, before World War II. Her mother and father both grew up in Winnipeg, where there was (and is) a significant Jewish community. Sara grew up visiting her grandparents and other relatives in Winnipeg, and she associates those vis...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Music; Literature; Poetry; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Travel; Pesakh; Passover; song; singing; Gomel; Belarus; Poland; Romania; Winnipeg; Newton MA; Massachusetts; Montreal; Odessa; Ukraine; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Lithuania; Prague; Czech Republic; Rokhl Korn; Avraham Sutzkever; Anna Gonshor; McGill University; Temple Beth Avodah; Rhode Island School of Design; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Reform; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; A Besere Velt; Yiddish Community Chorus; Steiner Summer Program; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture